In the modern world bonsai plants are used for decoration corners of the houses and gardens. And the gardens and house interior gets additional charm. A lot of people want to decorate their empty corners with these plants but they back off thinking that it is very difficult to take care of such tiny plants. But actually it is not so difficult to look after these trees and you should aware only several things and implement the guidelines that are given to you. The major points you should consider are connected with soil, watering, pruning and shaping.
Soil is very important in rearing your bonsai tree. Some other procedures like watering, feeding, rooting and transpiration of bonsai depend on the quality of the soil you choose. Your bonsai plant should be fertilized with a good water-soluble fertilizer once a month during its growing season. It depends on the species of your bonsai trees what fertilizer to select and the fertilizer should be applied on wet soil.
You should understand clearly the importance of watering if you want to take good care of your bonsai plant. Water is extremely necessary for all living organisms and many bonsai trees die because of dehydration. Dehydration is caused by lack of watering and it is essential for maintaining your bonsai plant, but how often to water the tree? It is easy: you should water your bonsai tree when the soil in the tray is going dry. And remember that over-watering is harmful for your bonsai too.
There are two main types of pruning – branch pruning and root pruning. Of course, pruning must be done in spring as it is the most preferable season for branch pruning and you have to remove all the unnecessary branches. Repotting your bonsai tree, prune the roots of the plant.
Now some words about shaping. You should know about bonsai wiring if you want to grow bonsai tree into an attractive art form. It is a kind of advanced skill and not very easy to perform. You should wire only desirable branches if you want to control the direction of the branches of your bonsai. When done correctly, wiring will give your tree a desirable shape, but when done incorrectly, it can damage much the whole plant.
When you go through above mentioned details, you have a good idea about taking care of bonsai plants. All the mentioned aspects are very effective and give real results. If you follow those tips, you will grow attractive and healthy bonsai plant and put it in some empty corner of your home. Having enough knowledge about the subject, you will have not only pieces of tender beauty at home but an interesting hobby for the lifetime.